Medical Marijuana Can Now Be Prescribed For Insomnia In New Mexico As State Expands Its Program

Insomnia will be officially on the list as of June 1, 2023

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program (MCP) announced the expansion of its list of qualifying conditions for enrollment: insomnia. More common than ever, insomnia will officially be on the list as of June 1, 2023, according to the department’s website.

A petition asking for insomnia to be included as a qualifying condition for the medical marijuana program was submitted to the board in March. It was approved unanimously by the board members, making it a 30th qualifying condition for the program.

“Even though patients may access cannabis without a medical cannabis card through the adult use program, by including insomnia in the list of qualifying conditions, patients would have increased opportunity to discuss with their medical provider how cannabis can be used to impact their insomnia and help them sleep better,” Department of Health secretary Patrick M. Allen stated. “From a health equity perspective, medical cannabis can offer a legal alternative to the expensive medications sometimes utilized by those suffering with insomnia.”

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